On September 4th, 2020 the Midterm meeting of the Organ Donation Innovative Strategies for Southeast Asia (ODISSeA) was held virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions.
- To review obtained results during the first year of the project
- To cultivate and strengthen ongoing commitment towards ODISSeA
- To determine objectives and review actions for the remaining lifetime of the project.
- Dr Francisco Sarmiento from the Philippine Network for Organ Sharing (PhilNOS), national authority from the Philippines, an affiliated institution involved in ODISSeA, shared his greeting message.
Dr Sarmiento expressed the importance of pushing forward organ donation in SeA, and the importance of ODISSeA involvement in the Philippines. Despite the challenging times, he also shared optimism and the opportunity to innovate.
Dr Manyalich referred to the Kick-off meeting in Davao and to the foreseen Final meeting in Myanmar. He stressed the importance of cooperation among partners and among different backgrounds to achieve more donors in a sustainable way, and to benefit the Southeast Asian (SeA) patients and population.
Each SeA university presented their progress regarding the WP2. Development of the Postgraduate Programme in Organ Donation (PPOD) and WP4. Dissemination and Sustainability.